Mason County Public Works Department

Shelton , WA
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Mason County Public Works Department
Shelton, WA Full-time
Posted on March 10, 2019



Job Summary
Operates a variety of road machinery, flags and performs miscellaneous labor in support of county road
maintenance, construction, and repair. This position is subject to call-outs or extended hours during storm
and/or emergency conditions and/or emergency response to a variety of road related occurrences. Crew
members are expected to be capable of working independently during normal work hours and during call-outs.
Examples of Duties
• Operates graders, brush cutters, backhoes, excavator, loaders, ditching equipment, and tractor booms.
• Conducts machinery, truck, and vehicle inspections and routine maintenance.
• Performs tasks common to road maintenance work such as: traffic control flagging, operation and minor maintenance of road machinery, lifting and moving signs and barricades, asphalt patching, brush cutting and removal, guardrail or fence repair, jetting of culverts and similar activities, installing and adjusting tire chains.
• Respond effectively to public concerns.

Minimum Requirements
• High school graduate or GED.
• Minimum of two years in heavy equipment operation and/or road construction & road maintenance (or combination of experience and training).
• Ability to perform the physical requirements of this position including strenuous labor and exposure to variable weather conditions.
• Ability to obtain a valid WA State Commercial Drivers License A with endorsement N for Tanker Trailers within six (6) months of hire date.
• Ability to obtain a First-aid/CPR Card and a Flagger’s Card within sixty (60) days of hire date.
• Must pass pre-employment drug test.

Note: There is a six (6) month probationary period.

Application & Selection Process
Applicants are required to submit Mason County Application AND a Resume, Cover Letter
AND Driver Abstract. The completed application may include additional pages of employment history using
the application format. The completed application will be used as the primary document to determine if
minimum qualifications are met for this recruitment. Misrepresentation, incomplete, or inaccurate entries may
be the cause of application rejection, removal from the employment list, or discharge from county service.
Applicants will be screened base upon education and experience, and the top candidates will be scheduled for
interviews. Selection factors will include demonstrated knowledge and abilities for the particular position. This
selection process may be subject to change.
Return Applications to: Mason County Human Resources
Mailing Address - 411 North 5th Street, Shelton, WA 98584
Physical Address - 423 North 5th Street, Shelton, WA 98584 Phone-(360) 427-9670 X 290 Fax-(360) 427-8439
Equal Opportunity - Affirmative Action Employer Drug Free Work Environment
EQUIPMENT OPERATOR I – SHELTON Public Works Road Maintenance Shop Posting # 19-15
This information does not constitute an expressed or implied contract or offer of employment. Any provision
contained herein may be modified and/or revoked without notice.
Application Instructions – Carefully read the posting and note the minimum qualifications and the selection process. Please indicate all relevant education and experience on the application. A County application is always required and is utilized as the primary document to determine if the applicant meets the minimum qualifications. Resumes can be included as a supplement but cannot be used in lieu of completing the application. Applications must be entirely completed, and “see resume” will not be acceptable. Applicants applying for more than one position must complete a separate application for each position. Applications must be signed and dated, and returned to the Human Resources Department on or before the closing date. Completed applications should be submitted or mailed to: Mason County Human Resources, 411 North
Fifth Street, Shelton, WA 98584, . Mailed applications must be postmarked no later than the closing date. Additional materials will not be accepted after the closing date (with exception to mailed applications/material with postmark by the closing date). Applicants should keep a copy of their completed application and any supplemental pages because they will not be returned nor copied after receipt.
Applicant Qualifications – All candidates must meet minimum requirements. Often, the most competitive applicants will possess qualifications far exceeding the required minimum. If a large number of applications are received, only the most qualified applicants will be involved in the selection process.
Authorization to Work – Successful candidates must present documentation proving authorization to work in the United States (as required by federal law).
Work Environment – Mason County maintains a drug-free work environment and prohibits smoking in all County buildings.
“At-will” Positions – Some positions are considered “at-will” or at the pleasure of the employer. Therefore, the County
does not need to establish “just cause” or “cause” to terminate the employment relationship. Selection to at-will position does not create or constitute an employment contract or agreement.
Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity – Mason County is an equal opportunity employer, committed to fair employment practices and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, sex, age, color, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, marital status, genetic information, veteran’s status, disability, or any other bias prohibited by federal, state or local law.
Accommodation – Applicants with a disability requiring accommodation during the selection process should notify the Human Resources Department at (360) 427-9670 Ext. 290.
Health Insurance – Regular full-time employees and their qualifying dependents are eligible for medical, dental, vision, and life insurance coverage. Some regular part-time employees may receive the same coverage. Employees may partially contribute premiums depending upon the type of coverage selected.
Paid Leave – Sick leave, holidays, and vacation are provided in accordance with the County policy or union contracts. Vacation accrual rates increase at regular intervals based on length of service with the County.
Retirement Plan – All regular Mason County employees are enrolled in the Washington State Public Employee’s
Retirement System (PERS, PSERS or LEOFF). The County and employees contribute jointly to the plans.